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Camera Menus

The 600D uses Canon's familiar menu layout, with camera settings separated across a series of sensibly ordered, color-coded tabs. As you'd expect, the range of options is very much like the 550D, and the camera therefore offers a pretty high level of customizability, although not quite as much as 60D that sits above it in the range.

The menus are also context sensitive, with different menu options provided depending on which shooting mode you're in. In the 'Basic Zone' (Auto and scene-based) exposure modes you get a simplified sub-set of menus compared to P, Av, Tv and M, and in movie mode a whole different set of options appears in the red shooting settings tabs. Likewise if you attach an external flash you get an additional set of options to control its output.

The full, 10-tab menu as experienced in P, Av, Tv, M, or A-DEP modes. Most of the other modes present a simplified sub-set of these tabs with fewer options available. The exception is Movie mode, which replaces the four red tabs with movie-related options.

Shooting section (red) - Stills

The 600D's shooting menu contains a wide range of options dealing with file size and format, image processing, flash control and the like. The fourth tab deals exclusively with the camera's behaviour in Live View.


Option
Values / Actions
Notes
Quality  • JPEG Large Fine
 • JPEG Large Normal
 • JPEG Medium Fine
 • JPEG Medium Normal
 • JPEG Small 1 Fine
 • JPEG Small 1 Normal
 • JPEG Small 2
 • JPEG Small 3
 • Raw+JPEG Large Fine
 • Raw
- JPEG Large = 5184 x 3456

- JPEG Medium = 3456 x 2304

- JPEG Small 1 = 2592 x 1728

- JPEG Small 2 = 1920 x 1280
- JPEG Small 3 = 720 x 480
- RAW = 5184 x 3456
Beep  • Enable
 • Disable
Enables auto focus confirmation beep. Also used for self timer.
Release shutter without card  • Enable
 • Disable
Allow shot to be taken without a memory card inserted.
Image Review  • Off
 • 2 sec
 • 4 sec
 • 8 sec
 • Hold
 
Peripheral illum. correct.  • Enable
 • Disable
Corrects vignetting depending on the attached lens.
Red-eye on/off  • Enable
 • Disable
Enables the use of the AF / red-eye lamp just before a flash shot.
Flash control  • Flash firing
Enable
Disable
 •E-TTL II meter.
Evaluative
Average
 • Built-in flash function setting
Built-in flash
Normal firing
Easy wireless
Cust wireless
Flash mode
E-TTL II
Manual flash
Shutter sync
1st curtain
2nd curtain
Flash exposure compensation
+/– 3.0 EV
 • External flash function setting
Only with flash connected
 • External flash C.Fn setting
Only with flash connected
 • Clear external flash C.Fn setting
Only with flash connected
The Flash control menu includes the options for controlling remote flashguns using the internal flash.

Engaging either the Easy Wireless or Custom Wireless setting under 'Built-in flash function setting' provides
Expo. comp./AEB  • +/–5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps (C.Fn I-1)
 • Bracketing - 3 frames in up to 2EV steps.
Configures auto exposure compensation and bracketing.
Auto Lighting Optimizer  • Disable
 • Low
 • Standard
 • Strong
Not available when Highlight Tone Priority is selected
Metering Mode  • Evaluative metering
 • Partial metering
 • Spot metering
 • Center-weighted average
 
Custom WB  • Set custom WB Select image for custom WB.
WB Shift / BKT  • Shift: B9–A9, M9–G9
 • Bracket: BA+/–3, MG+/–3
Configures WB shift and WB bracketing.
Color space  • sRGB
 • Adobe RGB
 
Picture Style  • Auto
 • Standard
 • Portrait
 • Landscape
 • Neutral
 • Faithful
 • Monochrome
 • User Def. 1
 • User Def. 2
 • USer Def. 3
Picture styles can be individually fine-tuned: sharpness 0-7, contrast, saturation, and color tone each +/- 4

Monochrome mode has choice of filter effects (None, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green) and toning effects (None, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green)
Dust Delete Data  • Cancel
 • Ok
 
ISO Auto  • Max.: 400
 • Max.: 800
 • Max.: 1600
 • Max.: 3200
 • Max.: 6400
 
Live View shoot.  • Enable
 • Disable
 
AF mode  • Live mode
 • Face detection live mode
 • Quick mode
Selects between contrast detection and phase detection (with mirror flipping down and up) AF in live view
Grid display  • Off
 • Grid 1
 • Grid 2
 
 - Rule of Thirds Grid
 - 6x4 grid
Aspect Ratio  • 3:2
 • 4:3
 • 16:9
 • 1:1
 
Metering timer  • 4 sec
 • 16 sec
 • 30 sec
 • 1 min
 • 10 min
 • 30 min
 

Shooting section (red) - Movie Mode

The 600D's shooting menu changes completely in movie mode, and offers a wide range of options that let you take full manual control of video shooting if you want. The third tab consists of options that are shared with stills shooting, and the fourth tabs deals exclusively with stills settings. Any changes made to these are reflected in the main shooting menu when the camera is switched back out of movie mode.


Option
Values / Actions
Notes
Movie exposure  • Auto
 • Manual
 
AF mode  • Live mode
 • Face detection live mode
 • Quick mode
 
AF w/shutter button during filming  • Disable
 • Enable
 
AF and metering butt. for movies  • AF/AE Lock
 • AE lock/AF
 • AF/AF lock, no AE lock
 • AE/AF, no AE lock
 
Remote control  • Disable
 • Enable
 
Highlight Tone Priority  • Disable
 • Enable
 
Movie rec. size  • 1920 x 1080 (30/25fps)
 • 1920 x 1080 (24fps)
 • 1280 x 720 (60/50fps)
 • 640 x 480 (30/25fps)
Selects movie recording size and frame rate. Frame rates of 30/60fps are recorded in NTSC mode, 25/50fps in PAL.
Sound recording  • Sound Rec
Auto
Manual
Disable
 • Rec level (5 levels)
 • Wind Filter
Enable
Disable
 
Metering timer  • 4 sec
 • 16 sec
 • 30 sec
 • 1 min
 • 10 min
 • 30 min
 
Grid display  • Off
 • Grid 1
 • Grid 2
 
Video snapshot  • Disable
 • 2 sec. movie
 • 4 sec. movie
 • 8 sec. movie
 
Expo. comp  •+/–5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps (C.Fn I-1)  
Auto Lighting Optimizer  • Disable
 • Low
 • Standard
 • Strong
Not available when Highlight tone priority is enabled
Custom WB  • Set custom WB Select image for custom WB.
Picture Style  • Auto
 • Standard
 • Portrait
 • Landscape
 • Neutral
 • Faithful
 • Monochrome
 • User Def. 1
 • User Def. 2
 • USer Def. 3
Picture styles can be individually fine-tuned: sharpness 0-7, contrast, saturation, and color tone each +/- 4

Monochrome mode has choice of filter effects (None, Yellow, Orange, Red, Green) and toning effects (None, Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green)
Quality  • JPEG Large Fine
 • JPEG Large Normal
 • JPEG Medium Fine
 • JPEG Medium Normal
 • JPEG Small 1 Fine
 • JPEG Small 1 Normal
 • JPEG Small 2
 • JPEG Small 3
 • Raw+JPEG Large Fine
 • Raw
- JPEG Large = 5184 x 3456

- JPEG Medium = 3456 x 2304

- JPEG Small 1 = 2592 x 1728

- JPEG Small 2 = 1920 x 1080
- JPEG Small 3 = 720 x 480
- RAW = 5184 x 3456
Beep  • Enable
 • Disable
Enables auto focus confirmation beep. Also used for self timer.
Release shutter without card  • Enable
 • Disable
Allow shot to be taken without a memory card inserted.
Image Review  • Off
 • 2 sec
 • 4 sec
 • 8 sec
 • Hold
 
Peripheral illum. correct.  • Enable
 • Disable
Corrects vignetting depending on the attached lens.

Playback Section (Blue)

The playback menu includes the usual set of options, including image protection, DPOF print ordering, and slideshows. Unfortunately the 600D doesn't gain the 60D's in-camera raw conversion, but it does get Creative Filters such as Fisheye and Miniature effects that can be applied to images after capture.


Option
Values / Actions
Notes
Protect images
 • Select images
 • All images in folder
Select folder
 • Unprotect all images in folder
 • All images on card
Ok
Cancel
 • Unprotect all images on card
Protect mode, allows you to browse images either in a single image or thumbnail view and mark each image as protected (or un-protect). This simply sets the read-only flag on the SD card file system.
Rotate
(Left/Right to select image, SET to rotate) This option allows you to rotate an image on-screen by 90 or 270 degrees. It doesn't actually rotate the JPEG file, but marks its orientation.
Erase images
 • Select and erase images
 • All images in folder
Select folder
 • All images on card
Ok
Cancel
 
Print order  • Select images
 • By folder
Mark all in folder
Clear all in folder
 • All images
 • Set up
Print type
Standard
Index
Both
Date
On
Off
File no.
On
Off
Allows you to create a DPOF print order file, for use with compatible printers or photo finishers.

Histogram  • Brightness
 • RGB
 
Image jump w/ control dial  • 1 image
 • 10 images
 • 100 images
 • Date
 • Folder
 • Movies
 • Stills
 • By Image Rating (1 star to 5 star)
 
Slide show  • Select files
All images
Date
Folder
Movies
Stills
Rating
 • Set up
Play time
1 sec
2 sec
3 sec
5 sec
10 sec
20 sec
Repeat
On
Off
Transition Effect
Off
Slide in
Fade 1
Fade 2
Fade 3
 • Start
 
Rating  • 0 - 5 stars  
Bass Boost  • Disable
 • Enable
For playback using AV or HDMI connection
Ctrl over HDMI  • Disable
 • Enable
Allows control of camera over HDMI using compatible remotes
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Total comments: 5
qosmioamit

This is my first DSLR as well and I think it functions very well. I use the kit lens and additionally I bought a telephoto zoom lens 55 to 250mm (f4 to f5.6) and a prime 50mm (f1.8). The camera gives me reasonably sharp shots. It does not have as many focus points as a competitive Nikon D3200. I post process with Aperture and then the pictures look even better!

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LuFra72

This is my first DSLR, coming from two previous Canon PowerShot cameras and a Minolta 35mm SLR. For my purposes (not professional) this camera has been outstanding. I mainly wanted a camera that allowed me to take better family and vacation photos and one that would allow me to learn about shooting manually. I also feel confident that lens purchases I make for this camera will be supported on better Canon cameras should I see the need for it in the future.

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